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Facebook Is Going To Let Users Rank News Credibility

Spokesman Todd Breasseale says in an email: "As part of our ongoing quality surveys, we asked a diverse and representative sample of Facebook users across the USA to gauge their familiarity with, and trust in, sources of news". Instead, News Feed head Adam Mosseri said that users are being polled on what outlets they believe trustworthy or otherwise, and that data will be used to rank outlets.

Accord to the publication, countries where Facebook as fiddling with its News Feeds have seen a spike in consumption of Fake News by basically reducing the presence of legitimate journalistic publications.

The changes that Facebook wanted to implement on its News Feeds is to basically separate posts from publications and posts from friends or family.

"There's too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today", Zuckerberg said in a post. "It will only shift the balance of news you see towards sources that are determined to be trusted by the community". "Social media enables people to spread information faster than ever before, and if we don't specifically tackle these problems, then we end up amplifying them", he wrote.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the latest changes as the online giant seeks to address charges it has failed to prevent the spread of bogus news. This comes after putting loads of effort into building up Facebook as the place where people get their news.

Zuckerberg said social media's power to distribute content quickly and widely makes Facebook responsible to promote "high quality news".

"We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective", Zuckerberg wrote. We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem.

These changes will not affect the news users see, but rather the quality to provide "trusted sources".

The social network has long struggled with fake or misleading news on its platform.

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